How to view deleted WhatsApp messages on Android

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WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging applications in the world right now. In 2017, the Facebook-owned company launched a feature that allows people to delete their own WhatsApp messages. Using this feature completely deletes WhatsApp photos, videos or messages, which means that no one, not even you, can see these messages after they are deleted. However, there is a way to view deleted messages on WhatsApp, which we will get to shortly.

In case you plan to use this guide to reveal deleted messages, remember that there is always a price to pay to access WhatsApp features that are not officially supported. In this case, the method we suggest will expose all your notifications, including OTPs and bank balance details, to a third-party application, and we cannot guarantee that this data will remain private. Please use this method at your own risk, and only if viewing WhatsApp messages that others have deleted is absolutely essential to you.

How to view deleted WhatsApp messages

Every time someone deletes a WhatsApp message, a message is displayed in the chat that says: “This message has been deleted.” If you have an Android smartphone, follow these steps to view deleted messages.

Download and install WhatsRemoved+ from Google Play. Once downloaded, open the app and finish setting it up by granting access to all the permissions that the app asks for. After granting the permissions, go back to the app and now you will be asked to select the app or apps you want to save notifications from and detect changes. From the list that appears below, select WhatsApp and tap Next. On the next screen, tap Yes, save files, and then tap Allow. This will finish setting up the app and it will be ready for use. From then on, all the notifications you receive on WhatsApp, including deleted messages, will be present in the WhatsRemoved+ app. All you have to do is open the app and on the top bar select WhatsApp.

There is no such app available for iOS, which is good for your privacy but not if you need to view deleted WhatsApp messages.

We came across many apps on Google Play, but none of them were as good as WhatsRemoved+. This app does the job very well, but it has too many ads, which you can remove if you’re willing to pay a one-time fee of 1.22 euros.

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